If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s fault, you have the right to file a lawsuit and fight for fair compensation for your pain, suffering and financial hardships. As soon as you hire a personal injury attorney, he or she will mail a notice of representation to the person responsible for your injury and, if possible, to their insurance company. From that point forward, they are prohibited from contacting you directly. Your personal injury attorney will review all the accident information and medical documents and evaluate your case’s value and potentially negotiate a settlement. If no settlement is worked out, your case will go to trial. While there will still be chances to settle your case during the trial process, the process can be long and complicated. Make sure to consult with an attorney for any questions and concerns you may have.